Children Seeking Asylum in Wales
Authors: DUNKERLEY, DAVID; SCOURFIELD, JONATHAN; MAEGUSUKU-HEWETT, TRACEY; SMALLEY, NINA
Source: Journal of Refugee Studies, Volume 19, Number 4, December 2006 , pp. 488-508(21)
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Abstract:While there is an emerging body of research on children seeking asylum, the UK-based studies have to date been largely conducted in England. This paper presents the findings of qualitative research on the experiences of children seeking asylum in Wales, a nation within the UK whose National Assembly has devolved responsibility for social welfare and educational services. The research involved interviews and focus groups with children, relevant professionals and a small number of parents. The findings described in this paper relate to some aspects of the children's daily lives, their hopes and fears and their attitudes towards being dispersed to a strange and unknown country.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: December 2006
- Journal of Refugee Studies provides a forum for exploration of the complex problems of forced migration and national, regional and international responses. The Journal covers all categories of forcibly displaced people. Contributions that develop theoretical understandings of forced migration, or advance knowledge of concepts, policies and practice are welcomed from both academics and practitioners. Journal of Refugee Studies is a multidisciplinary peer-reviewed journal, and is published in association with the Refugee Studies Centre, University of Oxford.